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Olds College Teaching Brewery

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Olds College has advanced educational facilities, providing valuable hands-on experience for future success. For almost a century, hands-on training, applied research, and innovative learning has resulted in graduates who are in-demand and have the skills and the tools they need to succeed.

Olds College4500 50th Street
Alberta, T4H 1R6
T: +1 403 556 8380
F: +1 403 556 4713


Programme Contact: Peter Johnston-Berresford

Programme offered:

Brewmaster & Brewery Operations and Management - Diploma, 2 year (8 months + 8 months)
Number of students per course: Intake of 30 per annum, total of 60 students (1st and 2nd year)

Distilling Certificate - 4 online courses each two months in duration plus one placement/practicum course of 1-2 weeks
Number of students per course: 12-15 per offering.  Contact above to determine frequency of offering.

Facilities: Teaching Brewery is approximately 2300 sq.ft. in size. Craft (larger) side is composed of a semi-automatic, 5 barrel brewhouse with 6 x 10BBL fermenters and 2x 10BBL bright beer tanks for student involvement in main brews produced for sale through retail store. In addition, 2 x 0.5BBL pilot brewhouses plus 7 x 1BBL fermenters for student recipe development and training. Both sets of aforementioned brewhouses driven by 15psi steam.In addition, there are 2 Brew Magic, direct (natural gas) fired 0.25BBL systems that are also used for development of student expertise. Students account for and maintain inventories, develop recipes, mill malts, mash, lauter, ferment and package (growler, keg, bottle and can).Student produced beer is sold on-site and off-site. On-site 300 sq.ft. cooler plus storeroom and equipped office/brewery lab.


Details updated: 7th September 2017

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